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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When the Betelgeuse message was detected, it changed a lot of things on Earth. We began to look seriously outward, not with the heady optimism of the early days, but with deliberate calculation. We knew that Someone was out there, and that eventually, they'd be coming. If Earth didn't occupy the High Frontier, it could be ours to lose.

Esther Star Svensdotter's job is overseeing the completion of the American Alliance's first O'Neill cylinder - a massive space hub capable of supporting thousands of colonists. It's just weeks away from commissioning, and she'll be damned if Luddite terrorists, squabbling bureaucrats, military takeovers or rogue AIs will stand in the way. Frontier justice on Ellfive sometimes involves an airlock - you don't want to be on the wrong side of justice. Or the wrong side of Star Svensdotter.

The first in Dana Stabenow's Star Svensdotter trilogy, Second Star is a tale of first contact, declarations of independence, and new frontiers.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Will Phillipson | 2/15/2014

    " free kindle "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jetamors | 2/7/2014

    " I liked the worldbuilding, but the characters mostly came across as unpleasant Mary Sues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/31/2014

    " A bit dated but a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deb | 1/30/2014

    " I definitely understand why this first science fiction novel by one of my favorite authors sank without a trace when it was first published. Star Svensdotter is in charge of getting ELLFIVE, an artificial star, ready for the first wave of Terran colonists. Between sabotage by anti-colonist terrorists, political intrigue from rival Terran groups, and a possible invasion from non-Terran life forms, Star has her hands full. I had a hard time keeping the story straight. There was too much technical information also. What I did find interesting was the vision of an alternate Earth history, and the references to some of my favorite books of my youth. In some ways the novel reminded me of the Andre Norton books I loved as a kid. I also liked the Librarian. The fact that the protagonist was female was also appreciated. I don't know if I will read the other Star Svensdotter books or not. "

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